Israel is a very compact country that stretches from north to south. Even the southernmost point, the resort area of Eilat, is only 340 kilometres from Ben Gurion Airport, a 5-hour drive. Compactness is one of the advantages of travelling around Israel.
There are plenty of landmarks here, so you can plan a rich cultural programme spiced up with resort visits. It’s quite realistic to plan on seeing the whole country in one vacation, but even so you’ll probably want to come back again and again.
Another advantage Israel has is its climate. Practically any time of year, some part of the country will be sunny and warm. In the summer you can swim in the Mediterranean Sea; in the winter, in the Red Sea. The Red Sea coast is nice in the summer as well, but a bit hot: both water and air temperatures are +30°C or higher. It rarely ever gets cold in Israel.
Aeroflot operates direct flights from Moscow to Tel Aviv (duration: approximately 4 hours). Tel Aviv International Airport is named after David Ben-Gurion, the country’s first prime minister. The airport is 14 kilometres from the centre of Tel Aviv and 55 kilometres from the capital of Israel, Jerusalem.
To save money, look for round-trip tickets and book early, as the best deals sell out fast.